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Jazz Appreciation Month
7:09 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Rowles/Mraz trivia

Here's the Friday 18 trivia question for Jazz Appreciation Month: April Jimmy Rowles had a nickname for George Mraz. What was the nickname and what was the meaning behind it?

Enter your response in the comments box below or on KUVO's Facebook page by 11:59pm today, 4/18. All correct answers are eligible to win a CD from KUVO!

Jazz Appreciation Month
10:52 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

1962? R&B? Trivia?

Which New Orleans trumpeter/cornetist played a much emulated solo on a 1962 R&B top 10 hit?

Post your answer in the comments box below by 11:59pm on 4/17/14. Every correct response is eligible to win a CD from KUVO. 

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Eats & Beats
3:33 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

From Cuba to Panama to Denver: Yolo Rum

"Don Pancho" Fernandez makes his rum in Panama for the Denver-based Yolo label.

A love story.  A passion story.  How could a story about premium sipping rum be about anything else?  Phillip Guerin, president of the Denver distributing company that sells Yolo Rum in the U.S., tells that story.

The idea, the philosophy came first, says Guerin.   The brand's name is the acronym for the popular credo  "you only live once."  Next, he and his wife went on a search for a fine rum and discovered Francisco "Don Pancho" Fernandez, a Cuban master rum blender (ronero), who lives in Panama and now distributes two of his formulas exclusively through Yolo .

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Eats & Beats
3:10 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

NY style pizza on parade: Anthony's

Foldable and sold by the slice.  That's the signature of the New York style pizza pie.  But it's more than that, says John LeBel, president of Anthony's Pizza and Pasta.

"Thin styled crust.  It's large, 22 to 24 inches across, and good cheese, freshly grated," said LeBel, a native New Yorker.  Former NY resident Carlos Lando and LeBel compared notes on pizza parlors in NYC on this interview.

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Clare Church
2:44 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Clare Church Fundraiser

Denver saxophonist Clare Church has been playing professionally for 30 years. Her first gig was with Tony Bennett, and since that memorable night, she has worked with the bands of Joe Henderson, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Carter, Nancy Wilson, Mel Torme, and George Shearing, among others, as well as being a regular with the Colorado Symphony and the Boulder Philharmonic. She is also a member of Art Lande’s inimitable Boy/Girl Band, the Lewis/Church Quintet, the Colorado Sax Quartet, the Baker/Mulligan Tribute Band, and is co-leader of the modern jazz group, Polarity.

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